Kent County, Maryland Tax Assessors' Office
400 High Street, P.O. Box 245
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
Where is the Kent County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Kent County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Kent County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Kent County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Kent County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Kent County Assessor's Office at (410) 778 7478 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Kent County Facts:
The median home value in Kent County is between $264,960.00 and $297,240.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Kent County?
You can try contacting the Kent County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Kent County is located in the County Courthouse in Chestertown, which is where the Kent County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Kent County with the contact info listed below.
Kent County Phone Number
Kent County Fax Number
Kent County County Courthouse Address
400 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620-1312